Because Kisses Matter
One of my single greatest thrills as a wedding photographer is to see how the world reacts to brides and grooms. They see the dress, or the suit, or just the fuss going on around a well dressed couple, and everyone stops. They simply stop and look or stare, or hold their breath. Why? Because they see two people saying to all the world,
“No matter what lays ahead, I wish to be with this person beside me as our life continues”,
The world stops because we see the simplest and most profound representation of a single word….HOPE.
As your photographer, all my years of experience and ideas are there to capture that moment, that giant smile for your fiance or friend, those tears that always seem to be close at hand, and the people around you, strangers as well as friends.
Classic craft, contemporary posing, non-obtrusive photography. We sit together many times before your day to lay out what you want, and want you want to remember. All images are right released to you, and you receive them all on a USB flash drive for safe keeping. Photographing Maryland, DC, VA, NJ, PA, DE. Destination weddings available upon request, special rates for Washington State, New Mexico and Italy.
There many things that happen every day, some are meant to stay online, and some are meant to be cherished by grandchildren decades before they arrive. Deciding which of those moments to remember, among the myriad isn’t easy when caught in the middle. So the idea that helps guide Daniel McGarrity Photography is a simple one…because kisses matter
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We hired Daniel after firing our first wedding photographer for terrible photos and unprofessionalism at our engagement session. We met with Daniel at his studio and were blown away by the quality of his photos. I was very gun shy about hiring someone else after my last experience and Daniel even took a couple of quick pictures of my fiancee to show off his talent. I was thrilled to hire him. He gave tons of direction for the engagement shoot, including wardrobe help, positioning, etc. He was totally involved and listened when we said we were self-conscious about a position. The pictures turns out gorgeous. He’s not cheap but talent rarely is. I loved working with him and would hiring him again without hesitation.
Daniel is amazing!!!!!! Being in the wedding industry I had many many photographers at my finger tips but I knew that Daniel was special. I can tell just by looking at a photo (without a watermark) that it is one of Daniel’s. Our engagement pictures were perfect and on my wedding day he was phenomenal; he got all the shots that were important to my fiancé and I and he kept us on schedule. I cannot wait to see the photos. He is professional, personable, and always knew what to say to the bridal party to keep them smiling and in the moment. This photographer has an amazing talent and especially because I am not a fan of getting my picture taken…he made me feel comfortable and was able to do a lot of candid shots that I’m sure will be fabulous. Thank you thank you thank you. I highly recommend Daniel McGarrity Photography to any couple that want memories to last a lifetime. I will be using Daniel in the future for all of my photography needs!!!!
Daniel is absolutely great to work with. We used him for both engagement pictures and on our wedding day. For engagement photos, I did not want the typical portrait like pictures. Daniel is so creative and gave us some great pictures that we have actually put on canvas and are hanging in our house. As for our wedding day, he had a good mix of candid and portraits, really capturing the day for us. We also purchased a wedding album through him, which turned out amazing. We couldn’t be happier with the pictures and memories that Daniel captured for us!
Your wedding day happens very quickly! I have great memories of my wedding, but Daniel McGarrity captured every important moment that occurred on my wedding day with his photography. You will be shocked with the creativity of his photographs! During the day, he was constantly looking for the best site and best light for the first look and group photographs. The combination of his understanding of flash photography and lighting make his sunset photographs truly outstanding. He keeps a list of all the important photographs that you want and he makes sure that the day runs smoothly! His professionalism and experience made my day stress-free! I knew his photographs were going to be amazing after the engagement shoot, and less than a month after the wedding, the proofs were available! To pick only 50 photographs for the wedding album is impossible!
I highly recommend Daniel McGarrity!
Daniel was absolutely wonderful, start to finish. From our very first phone conversation, wherein I peppered him with questions for over an hour, to Day-Of reassurance and after-the-fact follow-up, Daniel was patient, good-humored, and professional without being stiff. In addition to his photography skills, he offered various bits of welcome advice on everything from where to stay on our honeymoon (in Rome!) to good Rehearsal Dinner spots.
Daniel’s work speaks for itself, but let me say – it is amazing, ranging from intimate, vignette-type portraits to architecturally-framed backdrops, sure to stun. His eye for detail and work with lighting are truly remarkable.
We hired Daniel for both our engagement session and our wedding, and are thrilled with the results. Personality-wise, he meshed well with us, and we felt quickly at ease with his easy-going, jokester manner. Daniel kept me on-track and calm Day-Of, without ever being overbearing or bossy. Even after my wedding, when I needed to vent a bit, he offered an ear and good advice. He is an all-around good guy and an absolutely amazing photographer. I can’t recommend him enough!
Daniel was so calm and funny, he made the photography shoot a breeze. He has an excellent professional eye for lighting and scenery so i urge you to take his suggestions, but he is also very responsive to including all the shots you might request. You never have to worry about lighting because he can truly make any light work in an artful way. Daniel’s specialty is capturing the essence of you as a couple, and those photos are so much more meaningful than a lot of staged poses though he will surely get all of your family shots as well. Although we were just married, Daniel really reminds you of that joy in every instruction. I will also say that his “yes we absolutely have to have that one” shot percentage for us was more than one per minute. Very high! Though it can be difficult to choose favorites lol. Choose Daniel and photography will be the one thing you don’t have to worry about on your big day. It will be the easiest part!
We could not be any more pleased with our photos or Daniel’s professionalism. Daniel is a personable, funny and kind photographer who is very VERY good at his job. Daniel went out of his way to make sure he was well prepared for our wedding and knew exactly what we were looking for. He even came along for our walk-through so that he could see the venue prior to the wedding. It was his first wedding at this location and I am very thankful he took the time to come when he was not obligated. He truly did a wonderful job and by far exceeded our expectations. I also would like to note that we had a very large bridal party that may have been difficult to work with, yet Daniel had everyone focused and the photos turned out perfectly. His work speaks for its self and I would advise you to check out his website or Facebook page. After the wedding Daniel shared a few photos with us almost immediately and had all of our photos to us much faster than I expected. We are both very thankful to have found Daniel as our photographer and strongly recommend him.
Thanks again Daniel!
– Bill and Mandy
I am so glad that we chose Daniel McGarrity to be our wedding photographer. Daniel has a wealth of many years of experience that is evident in the quality of his work as well as the advisement he was able to offer my husband and I, as I struggled with making decisions about packages, timing, photo settings, etc. Daniel was able to extract from us our unique personal essence and taste, helping us to create memorable engagement and wedding photos.
It was also important to me that I genuinely liked my wedding photographer and trusted him to bring out the best in my husband (who hates having his picture taken) and I as well as our wedding party and family. Aside from being an excellent photographer, Daniel was essential in ensuring that our big day went smoothly even when it seemed that our timeline was falling apart as a result of hair and make up running late and it taking nearly half an hour for my bridal party to figure out how to button those vintage buttons on my dress. Daniel was able to get us back on schedule and corral my mother and get her to loosen up, when she was staring stiffly at the camera like one of the undead.
If you want beautiful, natural-looking photos that will tell story of your day in addition to someone who can advise you throughout the process, make you laugh, and take charge when he needs to, then Daniel McGarrity is the wedding photographer for you!